Webinar: Service Learning Taxonomy: What about Service Learning Matters

Posted on September 22, 2015

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IARSLCE’s Next Webinar – September 30, 2015

The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is pleased to announce the next webinar in the Advancing Research Webinar Series. These webinars are free but space is limited. Please click here to reserve your space. A weblink will be provided via email the day before the webinar.

Service Learning Taxonomy Webinar 
What about service learning matters?  Using a taxonomy to identify variables to improve research and practice
Presented by Julie Hatcher and Tom Hahn
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
 12 Noon CDT

Efforts to move research and scholarship on service learning courses forward remain fundamental to the mission of IARSLCE and are of great importance to higher education, in general. This webinar will share current work by the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning (CSL) to develop a taxonomy for service learning courses based on current literature.  The goals of this taxonomy project include: (1) to support institutional assessment and research on high impact practices (HIPS); (2) to inform and advance a research agenda for service learning by identifying those variables (dimensions of the course design that may vary from low to high) that relate to student outcomes, specifically civic outcomes, and (3) to develop a means for working with faculty to support the fidelity/quality of service learning course design as HIP. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to provide their input to the taxonomy through both comments/questions to the presenters and through a Google Doc spreadsheet of the taxonomy.

Julie Hatcher (jhatcher@iupui.edu) is the executive director of the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning and associate professor of Philanthropic Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.  Her research focuses on the role of higher education in civil society, civic learning outcomes in higher education, and the philanthropic motivations of professionals.

Tom Hahn (tomhahn@iupui.edu) is a research and evaluation specialist at the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning.  His research focuses on service learning and community engagement, and the role of service-based scholarship programs in higher education. Prior to joining IUPUI, Tom worked in planning, assessment, and program development at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

For further information about the Center for Service and Learning, please visit www.csl.iupui.edu.

Reposted from IUPUI

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